The very first satellite was created on October 4, 1957 though nobody knows who actually invented it. 1.Satellites are usually launched on rockets into space to reach their orbits.2.Sputnik 2, launched in November 1957, carried the first living creature into orbit, a dog named Laika. 3.The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest artificial satellite currently orbit. satellites can help measure weather. and climate change.